3 ways to install KDE on Ubuntu 13.04

Install KDE on Ubuntu

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  • Testing KDE from an Ubuntu installation is very simple

If you are a user of Ubuntu 13.04 and you want to try the Workspaces and applications de KDE without having to download the installation DVD KubuntuAll you have to do is open a console and run — depending on what you want to install — one of the three commands listed below.

KDE Plasma Desktop

KDE Plasma Desktop is the KDE workspace for desktops. If you are curious to see what it looks like Plasmaplatforms, kde desktop, without installing just anything else, then you have to execute the following command:

sudo apt-get install kde-plasma-desktop

Once the installation is complete, you will find KDE Plasma Desktop as an option on the welcome screen.

KDE Standard

If you want to also try some of the KDE applications, like Kate, Akregator, Ark, Gwenview, Kamera, KMail, KMix, Dragon Player and a long etcetera, then you have to install the "kde-standard" package, which is done with the following command:

sudo apt-get install kde-standard

The complete experience

If what you want is to enjoy one hundred percent of the experience that KDE provides, with all the benefits of the workspace, its applications and its development platform, then the package that you have to install on your system is "kde-full" :

sudo apt-get install kde-full

Depending on what we install, the size of the download will be more or less large, being just a few megabytes if we only install KDE Plasma Desktop, approximately double if we perform the standard installation and around 600 MB if we do the installation complete.

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  1.   forest said

    How can I completely uninstall KDE from ubuntu, why didn't I like it and now I don't know how to remove it completely?

  2.   yor said


    sudo apt-get install kubuntu-desktop

    it is also installed